IT Program Manager I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.


The Bedford Lab at the Fred Hutch is seeking a Program Manager to help lead our efforts in genomic epidemiology, with a focus on project management for the Nextstrain Platform and the implementation of our Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant through the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative.


Project management for Nextstrain and the Nextstrain Africa PGI Grant

  • Building and maintaining partnerships with public health labs and departments of health, both within and outside the Africa PGI consortium, including maintaining a basic CRM (customer relationship management) spreadsheet
  • Ensuring that the voice and needs of public health users is brought to Nextstrain team, to ensure development priorities are aligned with needs of public health
  • Act as a frontline responder to various partners and Nextstrain users to respond to their needs and answer basic questions
  • Grant management and administration for the Africa PGI grant, including managing goals of grant, project timelines, interfacing with funders, and reporting
  • Developing and keeping updated a product roadmap specifying development priorities and user stories
  • Supporting interviews with public health entities to establish use cases for Nextstrain
  • Leading weekly standups with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, researchers, and software developers, and designers
  • Assisting in development of documentation and high-level tutorials
  • Supporting development of grant applications and funding proposals

General Bedford lab responsibilities

  • There are some additional, more general responsibilities to cover work in the Bedford Lab, including organization of lab meetings and purchasing of capital equipment


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA in relevant technical field
  • Minimum 3 years related experience, or equivalent education, whether in an academic or professional setting
  • Experience working with public health departments or labs, and managing relationships with these partners, if possible, in cross-cultural environments
  • Experience working on grant-based projects and in grant reporting and administration
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts and software development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in program or project management
  • Willingness to learn basics of software development, particularly using Python, in order to effectively work with Nextstrain software developers and public health partners using Nextstrain


Desired qualifications:

  • MPH in Epidemiology or other relevant field
  • Experience or interest in genomic epidemiology and/or phylodynamics
  • Experience or interest in leveraging software for public health
  • Experience building cross-cultural partnerships
  • Experience working in software development or with software developers
  • Experience with any programming language (e.g., Python, R, etc.) is helpful, but not required

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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